Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This Friday: Western Carolina University hosts Youth Soccer Night

Western Carolina University is hosting Youth Soccer Night on Friday, October 17th at 7pm, for their home game against UNC Greensboro. Admission is free for everyone and players are encouraged to wear their team jerseys! All kids will receive a free WCU soccer poster, and can meet the players after the game for autographs.

The WCU Athletic Department has also invited players from our club to scrimmage during halftime. If you are interested, speak to your coach or message us with the contact page on this site.

Practices for Tuesday, Oct. 14th are cancelled

We're cancelling practices today due to the heavy rain and the additional rain in the forecast. Stay tuned for further updates regarding field conditions.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WNC United Classic and Challenge Soccer Try-outs to be Held November 8th and 9th

Local clubs from Cherokee, Clay, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties in North Carolina, and Rabun County in Georgia, have partnered to bring together the best soccer players in the Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia Mountain Region.Teams participating in the Classic League travel to and host some of the top soccer clubs in the state. It's the perfect league for players who aspire to play in Middle School, High School and College.

Two try-outs sessions will be held for positions on teams in the U11/12 Girls and Boys, and U13-U18 Boys Classic teams for the Spring 2015 season. The first try-out takes place on Saturday, November 8th from 3:30 to 5:30pm at the Swain County Recreation Park. The second try-out will be held on Sunday, November 9th from 2:30 - 4:30pm at the Macon County Industrial Park Soccer Fields. Players may attend one or both days.

For more information, click the PDF image, or contact Matt Kolodzik at 828-713-2664 (Macon County, Rabun County), Jonathan Parsons at 828-399-9614 (Jackson County), Scott Cline at 828-736-0455 (Swain County) or Roddy Alt at 828-361-9662 (Cherokee/Clay County).

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, 10/7 - Today's Practices are on!

The weather forecast has improved a bit since noon, so we will go forward with practices today. There may be a brief shower, but the day promises to be rain-free after 5pm. Watch for thunder and lightning while at the field today; vacate the playing field in case of thunder, and wait 30 minutes before returning.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

U8 schedules and tournament scheduling for U8/10/13 teams

The U8 schedules for next week are up on the web site. This Saturday will be the last weekend before the tournament games begin. You can check the schedule page each week to find out the game time for the following week. Schedules will be posted online on Sunday evenings. The schedules from here on out are based on standings, and results in the tournament.

For this Saturday, the U8 schedules are arranged by team rank in the standings; however there was a change to avoid repeating a game from yesterday's Group A vs. Group B matches.

For U10 and U13 teams, check the schedules after next week's matches for game times.

Good luck in the tournament!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September is NC Youth Soccer Positive Cheer Month!

Six Guidelines for Soccer Parents:

1. Cheer
2. Relax and Let Them Play
3. Yelling Directions = Distraction
4. Remember, They Are Your Kids
5. Have Reasonable Expectations
6. Meet with the Coaches.

Sideline Behavior:
  • Children want cheerleaders to applaud their success, not adults yelling instructions. Think of the soccer field as a playground and not as a sports venue.
  • What’s appropriate at a sport stadium with adult athletes is NOT appropriate for young children at play.
  • Focus on the process of playing and not the outcome.
Good Questions on the Way Home:
  • Did you have fun today?
  • What did you think you did well today?
  • Did you learn any new moves?
  • Did you make new friends today?

FIFA (The worlds governing body for soccer) Parents' code

  • Remember that children play football for their own enjoyment, not for that of their parents.
  • Encourage rather than force or oblige.
  • Encourage children to always respect the rules of the game.
  • Never reprimand a child for a technical error or for losing a match.
  • Remember that children learn from example.
  • Encourage both teams.
  • Congratulate both teams irrespective of the result of the match.
  • Help to eradicate all physical and verbal abuse from football.
  • Respect the decisions of the coaches and referees and teach the children to do the same thing.
  • Support, encourage and help volunteers, coaches, organisers and officials in their work. Without them, the children would not have the opportunity to play football.
  • Ensure fair play in all circumstances.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fall 2014 Photo Schedule

This is the photo schedule for the Fall season. It's important that all players be on time for the team photo. Even if you don't plan to buy photos, please attend the photo session for your team. You can print out the order form in advance - click the PDF icon to the right.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall schedules are complete

The fall schedules are complete and online on our schedules page. Any changes during the season will be updated online, so check back here for changes and notices due to weather events.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Please Support Classic Teams Fundraising Event

The Girls Classic U16 and U14 teams are fundraising for the Fall 2014 season by taking orders for Little Caesars Pizza Kits.

You can support our teams by going to the following link and placing your order:
Little Caesars Pizza Kits

You may also order directly from any of the players or coaches.

Your support would be greatly appreciated!
Can you help our teams by purchasing some Pizza Kits today? Little Caesars Pizza Kits are fun to make and delicious to eat! You’ll want them on hand for quick dinners, tasty snacks, birthday parties or entertaining! Plus, you'll find:
  • Value
  • Quality & Taste
  • Convenience
Order today!

I'm sure you will love your Little Caesars Pizza Kits! Thank You for your help and support!

For local delivery, be sure to indicate on your order.

Your orders can be picked up on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 after 6:00 p.m.at the Community Center. Call 828-557-2838 for further information.

All proceeds will go directly to Macon County Classic Soccer Club to help with expenses associated with the teams.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Next Thursday: Coaches Orientation for U10/U13 coaches, Draft day for U10/U13 players and coaches

On Thursday, August 14th, we will hold the draft day for U10 and U13 players (except Highlands teams). If you have a player in U10 or U13, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team.

All coaches for U10 and U13 teams must be at the field at 5:30pm to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Thursday:
5:30 - 5:45 pm - COACH Check-in and orientation
6:00 pm - U10 Player Check-in
6:15 pm - U10 Player Evaluations Begin
6:30 pm - U13 Player Check-in
6:45 pm - U10 Player Evaluations End
6:50 pm - U13 Player Evaluations Begin

7:15 pm - U10 Draft (Coaches only)
7:20 pm - U13 Player Evaluations End
7:45 pm - U13 Draft (Coaches only)

Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.